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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Intone \In*tone"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intoned; p. pr. & vb. n. Intoning.] [LL. intonare, intonatum; pref. in- in + L. tonus tone. See Tone and cf. Entune, Intonate.] 1. To utter with a musical or prolonged note or tone; to chant; as, to intone the church service. [1913 Webster] 2. To speak with a distinctive or unusual tone in the voice, or in a monotone; as, the professor intoned his lectures as though by rote. [PJC]